The Man Behind the Hats
My name is Marcel and when you order a Marcel Rodrigues hat, I will be the man making it for you.
I was born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, but I have also lived in Portugal, Oxford, the Cotswolds and am now based in sunny Cornwall. Me, my wife and our three kiddos moved down here in early 2019 so that we could spend more time living life to the fullest (aka, at the beach).
I have always had a love for fashion and even trained as a Saville Row tailor with Cad & the Dandy many moons ago. I fell into hat making, with a love of bespoke acquired from my time as a tailor. I feel so lucky that I get to wake up every day, go to my workshop and spend my time handcrafting beautiful hats for people. It’s a blessing, and not one I take for granted.
I love meeting new people and can honestly say that I take the utmost pride in creating their perfect hat. There’s nothing better than seeing a client fall in love with the hat I’ve made for them.
Apart from going spearfishing.